Faculty Member Information
Dr. John Casey - Advisor
Dr. Sarah Hoagland
Dr. Sophia Mihic
Dr. Daniel Milsky - Program Coordinator, Advisor
Prof. Josef Ben-Levi
Prof. Jem Hilton
Dr. Ann Hoffman
Prof. Roumiana Stankova
Prof. David Waldman
Dr. Roger Gilman
Dr. John Casey, Assistant Professor, Advisor
Telephone: (773) 442-5922
Office Hours: MWF 7:15 AM - 7:50 AM and 10:00 AM - 11:50 AM
John Casey received a Ph.D. in Philosophy at Loyola University Chicago in 2002 with a dissertation on ancient and medieval theories of intentional relations. Currently, his research focuses on ancient and medieval conceptions of mind and relationality. At NEIU, he teaches courses in the history of philosophy (ancient, medieval, and modern) as well as logic (critical thinking, beginning, intermediate, and advanced logic) and seminars in the philosophy of mind as well as other topics. Prior to coming to NEIU, he was visiting assistant professor at Coe College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, where he taught philosophy of religion and logic. He has also taught at Loyola University Chicago and Loyola University in Rome, Italy.
Dr. Sarah Hoagland, Professor of Philosophy and Women's Studies
Telephone (773) 442-5796
Office Hours: TR 10:30 AM - 10:50 AM; 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM and by appointment
1975, Ph.D. Philosophy, University of Cincinnati, Ohio
Ph.D. DISSERTATION TITLE:
"The Status of Common Sense, G.E. Moore and L. Wittgenstein: A Comparative Study"
RE-READING THE CANON: FEMINIST INTERPRETATIONS OF MARY DALY, co-edited with Marilyn Frye, Penn
State Press, 2000.
LESBIAN ETHICS: TOWARD NEW VALUE, Palo Alto, CA: Institute of Lesbian Studies, 1988.
Published translations of LESBIAN ETHICS:
ETICA LESBICA: VERSO NUOVI VALORI, Antelitteram: Fano, Italy, 2000.
DIE REVOLUTION DER MORAL: NEUE LESBISCHE-FEMINISTISCHE
PERSPECTIVEN, Orlanda Frauenverlag, Berlin, Germany, 1991.
FOR LESBIANS ONLY: A SEPARATIST ANTHOLOGY, co-edited with Julia Penelope, Onlywomen Press, London,
"What is Lesbian Philosophy," 2007. The Nature of Philosophy: Whose Knowledge? Whose Tradition? Ed. George
Yancy, Rowman & Littlefield.
"Heterosexualism and White Supremacy." 2007. Hypatia. 22.1. pp. 166-185
Denying Relationality: Epistemology and Ethics and Ignorance." 2007. Race and Epistemologies of Ignorance, Ed.
Nancy Tuana and Shannon Sullivan. NY: SUNY Press.
REVIEW ESSAY, 2007, Hypatia, 22.2. Review of (1) Undivided Rights: Women of Color Organize for Reproductive
Justice. Jael Silliman, Marlene Gerber Fried, Loretta Ross and Elena R. Gutierrez. Boston: South End Press.
2004 (2) Policing the National Body: Race, Gender and Criminalization. Edited by Jael Silliman and Anannya
Bhattacharjee. Cambridge, Mass.: South End Press. 2002 (3) Conquest: Sexual Violence and American Indian
Genocide. Andrea Smith. Boston: South End Press. 2005
"Practices of Knowing: transcendence and denial of epistemic credibility, or engagement and transformation"
INTERNATIONAL STUDIES IN PHILOSOPHY XXXV/2, 2003, 21-37
"Making Mistakes, Rendering Nonsense, and Moving Toward Uncertainty," in RE-READING THE CANON:
FEMINIST INTERPRETATIONS OF WITTGENSTEIN, ed. Naomi Scheman, Penn State Press, 2002
"Resisting Rationality," in ENGENDERING RATIONALITIES, ed. Nancy Tuana, SUNY Press. 2001
"Heteropatriarchy," entry for ROUTLEDGE'S ENCYCLOPEDIA OF FEMINIST THEORY, ed. Lorraine Code.
"Heterosexism, heteronormativity," entry for ROUTLEDGE'S ENCYCLOPEDIA OF FEMINIST THEORY, ed. Lorraine
Code. Routledge, 2000.
"Lesbian ethics," entry for ROUTLEDGE'S ENCYCLOPEDIA OF FEMINIST THEORY, ed. Lorraine Code. Routledge,
"Lesbian feminism," entry for ROUTLEDGE'S ENCYCLOPEDIA OF FEMINIST THEORY, ed. Lorraine Code.
"Separatism," entry for ROUTLEDGE'S ENCYCLOPEDIA OF FEMINIST THEORY, ed. Lorraine Code. Routledge,
"Introduction" Mary Daly Anthology, OFF OUR BACKS, February, 2000.
"Engaged Moral Agency," ETHICS AND THE ENVIRONMENT 4(1), Fall, 1999, pp. 91-99
"Existential Freedom and Political Change," in RE-READING THE CANON: FEMINIST INTERPRETATIONS OF
JEAN-PAUL SARTRE, ed. Julien Murphy, Penn State Press, 1999
"Lesbian Ethics," a review essay, A COMPANION TO FEMINIST PHILOSOPHY, ed. Alison Jaggar and Iris Young,
Blackwell, 1998; also in LESBIAN REVIEW OF BOOKS, (in two parts), Volume III, No. 2, Winter 1996-7, and
Volume III, no. 3, Spring 1997
"Lesbian Ethics and Female Agency," (reprinted from earlier publication) JOURNAL OF LESBIAN STUDIES,
Volume 1, Number 2, 1997; reprinted in CLASSICS IN LESBIAN STUDIES, ed. Esther D. Rothblum, NY:
Hawthorn Press, 1997
"Feminist Philosophy," co-authored with Marilyn Frye, in ROUTLEDGE HISTORY OF PHILOSOPHY, Volume 10,
"Why Lesbian Ethics?" HYPATIA: A Journal of Feminist Philosophy, Vol. 7, No. 4, Fall, 1992, pp. 195-206;
reprinted in ADVENTURES IN LESBIAN PHILOSOPHY, ed. Claudia Card, Indiana University Press, 1994.
"Some Concerns About Nel Noddings' CARING," HYPATIA, Vol. 5, No. 1 (Spring 1990), pp. 109-114
"Introduction" to CALL ME LESBIAN, by Julia Penelope, Freedom, CA: The Crossing Press, 1992
"Some Thoughts About Caring," FEMINIST ETHICS: NEW ESSAYS, ed. Claudia Card, University Press of Kansas,
1991, pp., 246-263; translated and reprinted in JENSEITS DER GESCHLECHTERMORAL, edited by Herta Nagl- Docekal and Herlinde Pauer-Studer, Fischer Taschenbuch Verlag, Frankfurt, Germany, 1993
Areas of specialization: Epistemology, Feminist Theory.
Areas of competence: Multiculturalism, Critical Race Theory, Postcolonial Theory, Latin American Philosophy of Liberation
Dr. Sophia Mihic, Assistant Professor
Telephone: (773) 442-5652
Office Hours: On Sabbatical
Sophia Mihic is a graduate of the University of Florida and received her M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from the Johns Hopkins University. She studied political theory and public law in the political science department there. She has been a post-doctoral fellow at the Whitman Center for the Culture and Politics of Democracy at Rutgers, and at the Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities in Urbana. Her work focuses on the philosophy of interpretive inquiry and on the structural grounds of identity politics. Her dissertation was titled Flirtations with Wissenschaft: Thinking Thinking and Thinking Politics in the Work of Hannah Arendt. She has published on the philosophy of inquiry in the social sciences and on the canon of political thought: "Facts, Values and 'Real' Numbers" with Wingrove and Engelmann in _The Politics of Method in the Human Sciences_ and "Mrs. Parker and the History of Political Thought" in a collection on the work of Dorothy Parker both appeared this summer. She is currently working on a book that uses the debate over physician-assisted suicide to explore the assumptions of neo-liberalism in political and moral thinking. She teaches the canon of political thought and a variety of courses on themes in modern and late modern political theory.
Dr. Daniel Milsky, Assistant Professor, Program Coordinator, Advisor
Telephone: (773) 442-5798
Office Hours: M 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM;
TR 10:50 AM - 11:50 AM and 1:30 PM - 2;30 PM
Dan grew up on Cape Cod in Massachusetts. He attended Union College in Schenectady, NY and studied philosophy where he received the Harold Larrabee prize for best undergraduate work in the philosophy department. At Union Dan developed an interest in the field of Environmental Ethics. He continued his studies at the University of Illinois/Chicago where he received an M.A.(1995) and a Ph.D.(2004) and wrote his dissertation on the implications of theoretical ecology for environmental ethics. Dan focused specifically on developing a conception of ecosystem health that was philosophically consistent with the concept as employed in current theoretical and applied ecology. It turns out that the definition Dan has developed may prove useful for assessing the success and value of ecosystem restorations. A current research project Dan is working on involves a critical assessment of local wilderness restoration projects in the Chicago area. He is also interested in continuing to develop notions of ecosystem health and finding ways to argue for ecosystem health as a locus of value. While in graduate school, Dan won the 1st annual philosophy graduate student teaching prize. He started teaching at NEIU as a visiting lecturer while still a graduate student, was hired as an Assistant Professor in 2004 and became Coordinator of the Philosophy Program in 2006. Some of Dan's recent courses include medical, environmental and business ethics; philosophy of sex; and philosophy of law. Dan really enjoys teaching the introductory courses and general education courses as well. Last Spring he taught an introduction to philosophy through film course for the first time. Dan serves on several committees and is also the NEIU Ethics Bowl team coach and advisor to the philosophy club. He lives in Lincoln Square with his wife Meg and their children Sasha and Noah.
Prof. Josef Ben-Levi, Instructor
Office: Main: LWH-4090
Office Hours: By appointment.
Josef Ben Levi is a scholar and educator in classical African civilizations with a focus on Kemet and it's environment. He received his B.A. in Education form Lewis University and his M.A. from Northeastern Illinois University. He started studying Biblical literature and Hebrew at the age of ten (10). By the time he was 20, he was able to read and write Hebrew and Aramaic. At that time he started studying and teaching Mdw Ntr, the ancient Kemetic (Egyptian) language and Kemetic (Egyptian) history.
In his early 20's he met Dr. Jacob Carruthers as one of his graduate students at the Center for Inner City Studies of Northeastern Illinois University in Chicago, Illinois and became one of the founding member of the Kemetic Institute of Chicago. During this time he also increased his linguistic facilities in Coptic, Greek, Akkadian and Sumerian languages of Mesopotamia, along with the Ugaritic and Eblaite languages. His research activity also includes current studies in the Meroitic language of ancient Nubia, which he has been pursuing since the 1970's.
He has lectured widely on a variety of topics related to African Centered Education, Philosophy in Classical Antiquity, African antiquity, and Ancient Near Eastern history and archaeology. His current research interests are in ancient Nubian Studies and translating inscriptions from the Temple of Kalabsha, the Katimala Inscription at Semna in Nubia, The Nag Hammadi Texts, and Scrolls from Qumran (The Dead Sea Scrolls).
He has been studying the Hyksos issue in ancient Egypt for more than 30 years and presented his initial finding at the 1st ASCAC conference in Los Angeles, 1984. His most recent presentation with updated findings was at the ASCAC Midwest Regional Conference in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in 2003 and the ASCAC National Conference in Chicago in March 2004.
Currently he is a Visiting Lecturer at the Carruthers Center for Inner City Studies at Northeastern Illinois University teaching undergraduate and graduate courses.
Prof. Jem Hilton, Instructor
Telephone: (773) 442-5922
Office Hours: MWF 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Dr. Ann Hoffman, Instructor
Telephone: (773) 442-5797
Office Hours: M 9:00 AM - 10:50 AM and 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM; W 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM;
F 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM and 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM and by appointment
M.A. University of Chicago; Ph.D. University of Chicago.
AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION INCLUDE
Existentialism, Philosophy of Art, Globalization and Religion, Buddhism, Anthropology of Religion, Comparative Religion and Philosophy of Religion.
CURRENT RESEARCH INTERESTS AND ACTIVITIES:
Role of aesthetic dimension in religion, Indo-Germanic religions, blood feud rituals.
Prof. Roumiana Stankova, Instructor
Office: Main: LIB 411
Telephone: (773) 442-5686
Office Hours: Main Campus: MWF 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM and by appointment
EL Centro: WF 5:30 PM - 6:10 PM and by appintment
MA University of Sofia.
Mrs. Stankova had taught Philosophy in Senior Programs at HS and at Medical Academy-Sofia, Bulgaria. She has worked with NGO on projects for human rights, domestic violence, and gender education. Mrs. Stankova is one of the founders the Association of the Philosophy Teachers. She has participated in international seminars and has had publication about education of Philosophy.
Publications: "Values and Creativity", "Moral Values and AIDS", "Gender Education in Bulgaria", "Education of Philosophy: A View from Inside".
Area of interests: Gnoseology (Theory of Knowledge), Education of Philosophy and Philosophy of Education.
Mrs. Stankova intends to work for a Ph. D in area of Social Foundations of Education. (UIC)
Prof. David Waldman, Instructor
Telephone: (773) 442-5797
Office Hours: TR 12:10 PM - 12:40 PM
Dr. Roger Gilman, Retired
Roger Gilman is the Dean of Fairhaven College, Western Washington University in Bellingham, WA. Prior to that he was Associate Professor of Philosophy and Coordinator of the Program in Philosophy at Northeastern, and the Associate Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences.
His graduate degrees are in the History of Science, the Philosophy of Science, and Ethics - all from the University of Chicago. He specializes in evolutionary and ecological theory.
His research is located at the interface of biology and ethics - in environmental, medical, biotechnology, and research ethics.
He is currently finishing a book in the philosophy of biology called The Ecology of Value: an outline of the system of values in nature.